1997 Buick LeSabre Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Buick LeSabre

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1997 Buick LeSabre Problems

Engine Won't Turn Over Due to Coolant Leak From Upper Intake Manifold

The upper intake manifold may develop an internal coolant leak causing one or more cylinders to fill with coolant. This can cause the engine to "hydro-lock" and not turn over. Removing the spark plugs will allow the engine to turn over pushing the coolant out of the spark plug holes. Replacing the upper intake plenum and gasket is commonly required to correct this condition.

The engine can be very difficult to start after this problem has been repaired, it can be helpful to clear as much of the coolant from the intake manifold and cylinders as possible before reassembling the intake manifold.

Engine Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow/Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of any stalling condition.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.

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1997 Buick LeSabre Questions

Found key in ignition cylinder under dash on drivers side next to fuse box what (1 answer)

Key ingition under driver side dash near fuse bpx what is it for

Is there any compatible steering wheel column? (1 answer)

I broke my ignition because something had got stuck in it, and my shifter, shifting linkage, and turn signal arm control is broken. I want to know is there any cars compatible to my lesabre.

Windows stoped working then car died, no start no power to locks seat fuel pump (1 answer)

Backing up, stoped went to roll up Windows, front driver and passenger, then car died, will not start back, no power to seats, Windows locks or fuel pump, everything else works....battery is good, so is alternator,and starter. Please help. Because I am lost....

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1997 Buick LeSabre Recalls

Recall 96V116000
A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.
Recall 96V044000
THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH ONE OR MORE INCORRECT SAFETY BELT AND/OR SAFETY BELT BUCKLE ENDS. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."

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1997 Buick LeSabre Reviews

This was my grandparents until they passed away. I inherited their 1997 Lesabre Custom with 85,000 miles didn't drive many places since elderly people. The body is in good shape stereo with Delco cassette plays impressive very comfortable buckets, fixed one of the headlights wasn't working it still runs like new bought in 2005 as a free ride. I own this car now, thankfully hasn't made me put no...
hi this is dmarius knott i with to buy a buick for 100
My 97 Lesabre custom has 284000 miles on it. I'm not sure if that is original miles for it was a salvage car when I bought it. The body is tight with no rattles, steering is tight with no slack in the linkage, all controls and lights working properly, interior is like a new car, blue with white exterior, a very pretty car. I've done the normal maintenance, Brakes and recently the plastic intake...

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